|Category:||In the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry).|
Species epithet: from a human. Named after Arthur Warner, from whom this bacterium was first isolated.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 27836 = CCUG 7325 = NCTC 11044.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Form medium sized colonies (3-5 mm in diameter), which are circular, glistening and opaque. The colonies are usually sticky and some strains produce a yellowish pigment.|
|Micromorphology:||Non-motile cocci (spherical) with a diameter of 0.5-1.2 µm, whith appear singly, in pairs and in tetrads.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Koagulase -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Disease:||May cause skin infections in individuals with a compromised immune system. It has been suggested that this bacterium can cause spontaneous abortion in cattle and humans.
|Hosts:||Belongs to the normal skin flora in animals and humans.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Taxonomy/phylogeny:||About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...